Adam Farquhar: The British Library, Head of Digital Library Technology
Dr. Adam Farquhar is Head of Digital Library Technology at the BL, where he was a lead architect on the BL's Digital Library System, co-founded the Digital Preservation Team , and initiated the BL’s Dataset Programme. He is Co-ordinator and Scientific Director of the EU co-funded Planets project and founder of the Open Planets Foundation. He is President of DataCite , the global data citation initiative and serves on the board of the Digital Preservation Coalition. Prior to joining the Library, Adam was the principle knowledge management architect for Schlumberger (1998-2003) and research scientist at the Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory (1993-1998). He completed his PhD in Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin (1993). Over the past twenty years, his work has focused on improving the ways in which people can represent, find, share, use, exploit, and preserve digitally encoded knowledge.